Diesel prices dip for third consecutive week

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Updated Jul 20, 2016
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With a 1.2-cent decrease during the week ending July 18, diesel prices across the United States have dropped for the third week in a row, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The slight drop in price brings the U.S.’ average for a gallon of on-highway diesel to $2.402.

Prices rose in just one region – the Gulf Coast – by only one-tenth of a cent. The biggest drop in price came in the West Coast less California region, where prices dropped 2.7 cents.

The nation’s most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.78 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California region at $2.569 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.262 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.332 per gallon.

Prices in other regions, according to the DOE, are:

  • New England – $2.446
  • Central Atlantic – $2.503
  • Midwest – $2.369
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.435

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week have the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel at $2.366 nationwide, a 1.5-cent decrease from the previous week.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.78 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.278 per gallon.